Rose Hill, North Carolina

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Rose Hill is a town in Duplin County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,330 at the 2000 census.

Rose Hill claims to be the home of the world's largest frying pan.[3]


Rose Hill is located at 34°49′33″N 78°1′33″W / 34.82583°N 78.02583°W / 34.82583; -78.02583 (34.825767, -78.025901).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land.

Rose Hill is located on US Route 117 and is west of Interstate 40.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,330 people, 542 households, and 377 families residing in the town. The population density was 969.4 people per square mile (374.8/km²). There were 594 housing units at an average density of 433.0/sq mi (167.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 62.93% White, 25.26% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 9.92% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.74% of the population.

There were 542 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,794, and the median income for a family was $36,786. Males had a median income of $27,171 versus $17,411 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,943. About 15.7% of families and 19.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.


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